The presidency confirms the invasion of Gambari’s residence by thieves | The Guardian Nigeria News


Professor Ibrahim Agboola Gambari

• “They packed up money and other valuable assets”
• Police and FRSC act to ensure a smooth Eid-El-Fitri

The presidency confirmed last night that armed men suspected of being thieves had invaded the residences of two senior officials of President Muhammadu Buhari within the grounds of the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

The President’s Senior Special Media and Advertising Assistant Garba Shehu confirmed the development via his verified Twitter handle @GarShehu at 9:28 pm.

“The Chief of Staff, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, confirmed that“ there had been a senseless attempt ”to rob his residence at 3 am this morning, but it proved unsuccessful.

“Professor Gambari, whose house is on a street next to the Villa, assured that there was nothing to fear from the incident,” Shehu said.

Sunday’s incident prompted Gambari and Abubakar Maikano, the chief of staff and administrator, to abandon their residences, sources said.

“Their homes were looted and the thieves packed cash and other valuables from both homes.

“The thieves took as much as possible from both places. What is more unfortunate is that no one has been arrested, ”said the source.

Meanwhile, the Federal Capital Territory Police Command assured residents of a smooth celebration of Eid-El-Fitri, as it took proactive steps to contain any untoward action.

In a statement in Abuja yesterday, the command’s police public relations officer, ASP Mariam Yusuf, instructed residents to report any suspicious movements.

“To ensure that residents of the Federal Capital Territory enjoy a smooth celebration of Eid-El-Fitri, the CTF Police Command has deployed proactive measures in the city, particularly in strategic places such as parks / recreation centers, worship centers and major highways. .

In a related vein, Police Commissioner Bala Ciroma ordered uninterrupted patrols, diligent arrest / search operations, and coordinated intelligence-led crime-fighting strategies within the CTF during the celebration.

“The command urges residents to report any suspicious movements, emergency or distress, by these numbers: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653 and 08028940883 and to report police conduct, call the Public Complaints Office (PCB) at number 09022222352 ”, reads the press release.

Likewise, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has started to mobilize its personnel and operational equipment for special patrols aimed at ensuring a safer road environment before, during and after the celebration of Eid-El-Fitri. .

Announcing this yesterday, the corps’ public education official, Bisi Kazeem, said as many as 35,000 regular and special marshals as well as members of the Road Safety Club would be on the road from May 11 to 17, 2021 for ensure strict compliance with the highway code for motorists. “

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